What is Rest?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Patients with various conditions may have to lie down and rest for a short time every couple of hours to get through the day. Resting can serve to improve mood and function by providing a period of physical and mental relaxation and recovery.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 288 63
Fibromyalgia 126 27
Pain 98 25
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 42 10
General health 18 3
Pain throughout body 17 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 6
Mild 16
None 65

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rest

Side effect Patients
Difficulty completing activities 6
Fatigue 4
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 4
interfers with socializing, ADL's, all aspects of daily life. 2
Blurry vision 1
Depressed mood 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Rest

Dosage Patients
2 hr daily 6
30minutes as needed 6
60 min daily 5
1other as needed 4
3 hr daily 3
6 hr daily 3
10 hr daily 3
1hours as needed 3
4 hr daily 2
5 hr daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Rest

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 10
Other 6
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently using Rest

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 25
10 years or more 17

Stopped using Rest

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 33
Usually 36
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 25
A little hard to take 27
Not at all hard to take 27
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 29
Not specified 59
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14 patient evaluations for Rest

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Hope_In_Christ
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Hope_In_Christ
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 29
Condition: Central Sensitivity Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Central Sensitivity Syndrome

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Jun 20, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for CRPS I (Complex regional pain syndrome type I))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily

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arabellamilla
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arabellamilla
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: None
Sleep: None
Stiffness: None
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: none
Description:F35y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:?y
I am: g
I have:
ME/CFS

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Oct 26, 2010 (Started Jul 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 45 min Daily

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sunnyday
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sunnyday
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F44y
CFS:22y Dx
FM:22y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 25, 2010 (Started Aug 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Family has a difficult time with me needing so much rest.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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